According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), substance use disorders result from recurrent use of alcohol or drugs that causes clinically and functionally significant impairments. These include health problems, disabilities and failure to meet major responsibilities at work, school or home. Diagnosis is based on evidence of impaired control, social impairment, risky use and pharmacological criteria.
Addiction treatment programs can help people of all ages withdraw safely from the physical and psychological effects of drugs, learning to manage their substance use disorder. Individuals can establish, maintain and enhance skills to cope with the associations of addiction. Services are identified in the Addictive Diseases Resource Toolkit and can be accessed by direct contact and/or referral. The following county-based services and programs may be found in each region.